Rattlers Win Two in Hays Tournament
Brock Kappelmann - July 1, 2017 6:01 am
The Liberal Rattlers won their first two games at the Wild West Festival in Hays. Liberal defeated a Hays team from Thomas Moore Prep 5-4 and knocked off the North Colorado Roughnecks 9-4.
In game one, the Rattler won in extra innings. The game was tied 3-3 after six. TMP took the lead with a run in the seventh. Braxton Hyde singled to load the bases. Cesar Burciaga hit a two run double for the win. Tucker Deaton pitched six strong innings allowing one earned run. Hyde pitched scoreless inning for the win. Brody Warren was 2-2 with a double.
Liberal trailed 2-1 until plating six in the seventh for the 9-4 win over North Colorado. Max Valles pitched three scoreless innings and Pancho Terrazas pithced 2/3 scoreless to close it out. Warren hit another double and Elijas McCarter was 2-4.
Liberal is 22-4 and plays the Colorado Baseball Academy at 9 Saturday morning in Hays.